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PDFWAC 388-400-0055

Who is eligible for the pregnant women assistance (PWA) program?

(1) The pregnant women assistance (PWA) program provides a state-funded cash stipend and a referral to the housing and essential needs (HEN) program under WAC 388-400-0065 to eligible low-income individuals. A referral to the HEN program is valid for twenty-four consecutive months from the date the department determines PWA eligibility.
(2) You can get pregnant women assistance (PWA), if you:
(a) Are pregnant as verified by a medical professional;
(b) Meet the citizenship and alien status requirements of WAC 388-424-0010;
(c) Live in the state of Washington per WAC 388-468-0005;
(d) Do not live in a public institution unless specifically allowed under RCW 74.08.025;
(e) Meet TANF and SFA:
(i) Income requirements under chapter 388-450 WAC;
(ii) Resource requirements under chapter 388-470 WAC; and
(iii) Transfer of property requirements under chapter 388-488 WAC.
(f) Tell us your Social Security number as required under WAC 388-476-0005;
(g) Report changes of circumstances as required under WAC 388-418-0005; and
(3) If you are an unmarried pregnant minor your living arrangements must meet the requirements of WAC 388-486-0005.
(4) You cannot get PWA if you:
(a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits;
(b) Are eligible for state family assistance (SFA) benefits;
(c) Refuse or fail to meet a TANF or SFA eligibility rule;
(d) Refuse or fail to participate in drug or alcohol treatment as required in WAC 388-449-0220 without good cause; or
(e) Are eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.04.655, 74.04.770, 74.04.805, 74.08.043, 74.08.090, 74.08.335, 74.08A.100, 74.62.030, and 2020 c 322. WSR 20-19-006, § 388-400-0055, filed 9/3/20, effective 10/4/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.04.0052, 74.04.655, 74.08.043, 74.08.335, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 36. WSR 12-10-042, § 388-400-0055, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12.]
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